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warrants to authorise bailiff action issued in respect of (a) council tax, (b) magistrates court fines, (c) consumer credit debts, (d) parking penalties and congestion charges, (e) child support and maintenance, (f) television licences and (g) other matters.
The administrative computer systems used in the county courts do not enable easy identification of whether cases are brought specifically by local authorities, of the specific case type listed. All relevant cases are logged on the system and the claimant name is recorded. However, the statistics requested could only be derived following extensive manual searching of individual case records, which would incur disproportionate cost.
Mr. Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent on legal aid in (a) North West Cambridgeshire, (b) Cambridgeshire, (c) the East of England and (d) England and Wales in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Hanson: The Legal Services Commission (LSC) does not record legal aid expenditure in such as way as to readily ascribe it to (a) North West Cambridgeshire or (b) Cambridgeshire. Obtaining this information would require a manual extraction of data, which would incur disproportionate cost.
Legal aid expenditure, in cash terms, for each of the past 10 years in (d) England and Wales is given in the following table. Expenditure for (c) the East of England region is available only from 2001-02 as obtaining this information for earlier years would require a manual extraction of data, which would incur disproportionate cost. Expenditure has been attributed on the basis of the location of the court in which proceedings were conducted for some legal aid schemes and the location of the service provider for others. Small elements of expenditure, for example, CDS Direct, have been excluded as they cannot easily be allocated to specific regions.
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|n/a = Not available.|
Mr. Straw: The number discharged from prison are dependent on a variety of factors, including the profile of the prison population in each establishment, the specifics of legislation or policies pertaining at the time, those received into the prison, movements between prisons and in the case of Lindholme the practicalities of removing foreign national prisoners to their home countries. No assessment has therefore been made on the number of releases, early or otherwise, from any specific prison.
Estimates of the prison population as a whole are generally published annually. This gives the projected monthly prison population in England and Wales for the next seven years. Sub-population (such as gender) estimates are presented alongside the effects of legislation, sentencing activity, and other factors relevant to the prison population. The relevant page on the Ministry of Justice website is:
Jeremy Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, the right hon. Member for Delyn (Mr. Hanson) plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Rugby and Kenilworth of 18 March 2009, on Clifton Court Nursing Home. 
Mr. Straw: Prison Service Order (PSO) 6400 (Discharge) states that all eligible prisoners aged 18 or over sentenced to a custodial sentence of more than 14 days must be given a discharge grant of £46 on release. Prisoners released from custody will not receive any benefits immediately and the grant is intended to meet their immediate basic needs.
Sentenced prisoners who are known to have in excess of £8,000 in savings (and would therefore be ineligible for income support under the relevant regulations);
Those serving a custodial sentence of 14 days or less;
Those recalled from licence to prison for a period of 14 days or less;
Those awaiting deportation or removal from the United Kingdom;
Those travelling to an address outside the United Kingdom. For the purpose of paying the discharge grant, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland are included within the United Kingdom;
Those being discharged to a hospital under a Mental Health Act Section Order;
Fine defaulters and those held on further remand warrants.
Jon Cruddas: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 27 April 2009, Official Report, columns 569-71, on prisons and probation, what factors he took into account in deciding on sites for the new prisons. 
Mr. Hanson: Available information provided in the following table shows the number of 15-17 year olds and young adults under sentence in prison establishments in England and Wales as at the end of June 2002 to June 2007 (latest available).
|Population in prison establishments( 1, 2) under sentence, by age, June 2002 to June 2007|
|(1 )To reduce the size of the table, where inmates for both age groups combined per establishment are less than 10 the establishment figures are included in Other establishments.|
(2) For accuracy, figures are excluded where inmates for both age groups combined per establishment are less than 10.
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